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McDill "Huck" Boyd

Address: 860 Park Street
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
Telephone Number: 785.543.5535



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Editor of his family owner newspaper, The Phillips County Review; McDill "Huck" Boyd became widely know as an advocate for the rural people and values of Kansas. He published this weekly paper in our western Kansas town of 3,000 people, yet his voice was heard and heeded in the halls of Congress and the White House. 

He saw the need for jobs and economic development in his community.  He was instrumental in seeing that the world' first cooperatively-owned oil refinery was built in his hometown of Phillipsburg, KS.

Huck helped solve the doctor shortages in rural areas by obtaining legislative approval for funding the first family practice residents in Kansas, legislation copied elsewhere in the U.S. He worked on issues to benefit the elderly, youth and the needy.

Huck was the adviser to governors, senators, and presidents.  Twice a gubernatorial candidate, he represented Kansas on the Republican National Committee for 20 years until his death in 1987.  In these national circles, he was known as an advocate for rural people and rural values.

To learn more about McDill "Huck" Boyd, stop by the Huck Boyd Community Center located at 860 Park Street in Phillipsburg.



contact info
Phillips County Economic Development
205 F St. - PO BOX 604
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
Phone: 785.543.5809
Fax: 785.543.5762
 
Discover Phillipsburg Main Street
466 Main Street
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
Phone: 785.540.4110
 
City of Phillipsburg
945 2nd - P.O. Box 447
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
Phone: 785.543.5234
 
Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce
270 State Street
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
Phone: 785.543.2321
Fax: 785.543.0038
 
 
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